Before we even begin to offer tips, we MUST give you the good news.
The good news is that “THERE IS NO “RIGHT AND WRONG” in choosing wines. Back in the dark ages of wine (prior to the 1990’s or so) folks thought that red meat was paired with red wine. No exceptions. Fish and poultry were only “properly” paired with white wines.
Thankfully, such prejudice has gone the way of Molly Ringwald movies. We modernists are more open-minded. We have finally realized that appreciating a bottle of wine is largely a result of experimentation…and it should be fun! Your own personal taste buds are unique. So lighten up. Relax. Have a blast. Nobody will laugh or point.